Why does my black max 5hp get hot?

by Julian Troncoso
(Mercedes texas, usa)

Have a black max 5hp Sanborn . Why does it get hot right away when turned on?

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Oct 27, 2015
black max 5hp gets hot
by: Bill

Depends on where it's getting hot, Julian.

Pretty hot where you are, usually. The hotter the air in the intake filter to the pump, the faster the pump will heat up.

If this is a new condition, consider whether it's the motor, the pump or both getting hot quickly.

If it's the pump, could be a lube issue, mechanical issue, extended use, many things.

If the motor, could be power supply, fading capacitors, motor itself.

Not enough info about the condition of your compressor to give a specific answer.

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